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Forum: Handguns November 30th, 2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By Mike OTDP
I don't think he does. The XL slides come milled...

I don't think he does. The XL slides come milled for the Romeo Zero/Shield RMS footprint.
Forum: Handguns November 28th, 2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,125
Posted By Mike OTDP
Of those three, I'd go Sig. If the Glock 43 (not...

Of those three, I'd go Sig. If the Glock 43 (not X) were in the mix, I'd take a close look at the Kimber Evo SP, which has a MUCH better trigger.
Forum: Black Powder November 16th, 2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 717
Posted By Mike OTDP
Rope-burners are fun to shoot. Just make sure...

Rope-burners are fun to shoot. Just make sure that you are wearing your most disposable clothes, because you WILL have holes burned in them.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues November 14th, 2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By Mike OTDP
I'll be in, but not sure of the day. Either...

I'll be in, but not sure of the day. Either Friday or Saturday. Currently working a possible job interview.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues November 8th, 2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,613
Posted By Mike OTDP
I think Thomas will insist on writing this...

I think Thomas will insist on writing this opinion in any event. 100 years from now, it'll be studied.
Forum: National 2A Issues November 4th, 2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 138,503
Posted By Mike OTDP
I can see SCOTUS allowing a permitting system as...

I can see SCOTUS allowing a permitting system as a means for the Government to ensure that felons, non-citizens, and the mentally deranged aren't carrying...but I would hope they would add that...
Forum: National 2A Issues November 3rd, 2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 138,503
Posted By Mike OTDP
If all places are sensitive, none are sensitive.

If all places are sensitive, none are sensitive.
Forum: Introductions November 1st, 2021, 12:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,469
Posted By Mike OTDP
Welcome! Be sure to check the calendar for...

Welcome! Be sure to check the calendar for Sanners, there's a lot of activity on weekends. Southern Maryland is pretty nice, except for the dating situation (NAS Pax River is notorious in that...
Forum: National 2A Issues October 27th, 2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 138,503
Posted By Mike OTDP
If I had to bet, SCOTUS will rule that some sort...

If I had to bet, SCOTUS will rule that some sort of carry must be allowed. Some sort of background check would be OK, a prohibition of open or concealed carry would be acceptable...but not the "may...
Forum: National 2A Issues October 26th, 2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 138,503
Posted By Mike OTDP
On the other hand, let's walk this through. ...

On the other hand, let's walk this through. Assume, for the sake of discussion, that I want my very own A-bomb. Where do I buy one? The Government makes its own...and is under no obligation to...
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II October 22nd, 2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,602
Posted By Mike OTDP
I've got several .22 cans. Tip: If you really...

I've got several .22 cans. Tip: If you really get the itch for a specific can, buy that. Don't be persuaded to do something else.

My history: Got talked into an AWC Amphibian II. The...
Forum: National 2A Issues October 22nd, 2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 138,503
Posted By Mike OTDP
Thirty years ago, that would have been true. ...

Thirty years ago, that would have been true. With the widespread adoption of patrol carbines in lieu of shotguns, and the routine issue of submachine guns to SWAT teams, I'm not sure that is the...
Forum: National 2A Issues October 21st, 2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 138,503
Posted By Mike OTDP
In part. 2A is about establishing a pool of...

In part. 2A is about establishing a pool of power. The government can tap that pool for legitimate purposes, such as public defense or the maintenance of public order. And anyone who doesn't think...
Forum: National 2A Issues October 17th, 2021, 01:04 AM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 138,503
Posted By Mike OTDP
Remember, we need to take this in small bites. ...

Remember, we need to take this in small bites. Win carry now. Win a case on gun bans next year. Then go after 922(o). We can make a strong case that any arm legal for issue to law enforcement is...
Forum: Gunsmithing October 15th, 2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,620
Posted By Mike OTDP
This. All of it. Most "gunsmiths" these days...

This. All of it. Most "gunsmiths" these days are parts swappers and assemblers. Ask them to make a replacement for a broken firing pin or similar, and they can't do it. The few who can command...
Forum: Southern Maryland October 14th, 2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,960
Posted By Mike OTDP
It'll take time, but we've got an ace up our...

It'll take time, but we've got an ace up our sleeves...the safety upgrades to the existing range a decade ago put us in touch with the top range designer in the U.S. I think we've got a fighting...
Forum: Competitive Shooting October 8th, 2021, 01:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,811
Posted By Mike OTDP
Back to the OP... It helps to have a goal...

Back to the OP...

It helps to have a goal that is realistic. Reach that goal, set a higher goal. Especially if you intend to be seriously competitive. I'm deadly serious about black powder...
Forum: Black Powder October 6th, 2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By Mike OTDP
I was also there. As of 1000 Sunday, all that...

I was also there. As of 1000 Sunday, all that was left was a few pounds of Swiss and Schutzen 1.5F and 2F. Which was probably snapped up by the end of the day.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues October 4th, 2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,959
Posted By Mike OTDP
I agree...but it appears that 2A-friendly members...

I agree...but it appears that 2A-friendly members of the House of Delegates are too busy trying to introduce bills they personally can take credit for to actually do something that might have a...
Forum: Black Powder September 22nd, 2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By Mike OTDP
Take a look at the bore. Originals have gain...

Take a look at the bore. Originals have gain twist rifling (means that the angle of the rifling changes). Repros don't, with the exception of the Pietta Shooter's Model Remington.
Forum: Rimfire September 13th, 2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,324
Posted By Mike OTDP
For serious match-grade ammo, try Champion's...

For serious match-grade ammo, try Champion's Choice (http://www.champchoice.com) or International Shooter's Service (http://www.iss-internationalshootersservice.com/). You can occasionally find...
Forum: Southern Maryland September 6th, 2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,960
Posted By Mike OTDP
The wait list depends on how many members don't...

The wait list depends on how many members don't renew. Right now, the membership is capped, and we're at the limit.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues August 27th, 2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,127
Posted By Mike OTDP
Gatlings are not semi auto. Or do you mean one...

Gatlings are not semi auto. Or do you mean one of those crank-and-cam gimcracks?
Forum: Training and Safety August 13th, 2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 352
Posted By Mike OTDP
Basic Muzzleloading Course 7-9 October

https://www.nrainstructors.org/CourseDetails.aspx?Courseid=682297&seats=12&State=n&zip=20619&radius=50.1&id=51&bsa=&youth=&women=

I've been persuaded to offer the NRA/NMLRA Basic Muzzleloading...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues August 10th, 2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 857,193
Posted By Mike OTDP
OK...MSP refused. Is an informal review worth...

OK...MSP refused. Is an informal review worth bothering with?

Background: I was employed by the Federal Government. W&C due to clearance, and due to work on unmanned aircraft. Google my name...
Forum: Black Powder August 4th, 2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By Mike OTDP
This. Crossbows are accurate, powerful, and...

This. Crossbows are accurate, powerful, and quiet.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues July 29th, 2021, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3,292
Views: 857,193
Posted By Mike OTDP
I'm trying to get mine modified. Retired from...

I'm trying to get mine modified. Retired from the Federal Government...but I'm very publicly associated with UAV test and operations. We'll see how it goes.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues July 23rd, 2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By Mike OTDP
We’re here doing our part…

We’re here doing our part…
Forum: National 2A Issues July 21st, 2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 138,503
Posted By Mike OTDP
Think of it as a list of who to support...and who...

Think of it as a list of who to support...and who to primary.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues July 19th, 2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By Mike OTDP
I just e-mailed. Friday afternoon/evening.

I just e-mailed. Friday afternoon/evening.
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II July 16th, 2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,052
Posted By Mike OTDP
Anyone who bought before about 2000 did pretty...

Anyone who bought before about 2000 did pretty well. I remember the days when you could pick up a Vector Uzi for $3K. Today...$12K would be a place to start the bidding.
Forum: The Depot July 7th, 2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 808
Posted By Mike OTDP
Let me take this from the top. 1. Buy a...

Let me take this from the top.
1. Buy a quality gun. There are no good, cheap flintlocks. A quality lock alone will cost you about $300. Seriously consider buying used.

2. 3F powder. Very...
Forum: Black Powder June 28th, 2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By Mike OTDP
I'm familiar with the challenge, will walk you...

I'm familiar with the challenge, will walk you through it.

The problem is that the Italian makers are building these guns to a price point that makes precision machining difficult. The guns...
Forum: Black Powder June 28th, 2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By Mike OTDP
I'd talk to Charlie Hahn. Goon's reputation...

I'd talk to Charlie Hahn. Goon's reputation (which is a good one) is built on the Cowboy Action community. I'm not sure how good a job he can do accurizing a gun.

The other option would be to...
Forum: Gun Shows June 18th, 2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,474
Posted By Mike OTDP
It’s back…as big as ever. Bought a bunch of...

It’s back…as big as ever. Bought a bunch of mags, came over to work the MSIbooth.
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